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Cheese Plate / Board - Etiquette?


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Cheese Plate / Board - Etiquette?

ElsieDee | Feb 27, 2013 07:02 PM

I'm a newcomer to cheese, but am starting to venture beyond the supermarket offerings and exploring all that cheese offers. I am intrigued by ordering cheese plates or cheese boards in restaurants - and often do so - but I need to be clued in on how one deals with the offerings.

Lots of times the cheeses are accompanied by nuts, honey or a fruit-ish jam, fresh fruit, and bread / crackers / rusks. Does one eat these accompaniments with the cheese (in the same bite) or separately? Does the honey or fruit go on the cheese? On the bread? Is it a "whatever you want'? Is there a proper order to eating the cheeses (soft to hard or vice versa)? Really, any guidance is much appreciated.

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